Two dead in suicide blast in Quetta

Two dead in suicide blast in Quetta

Two individuals, including a police officer and a civilian, died in a suicide attack near a Balochistan Constabulary truck in Quetta’s Baleli area on Wednesday, police said.

At least 24 other people sustained injuries in the attack, including 20 policemen

and four civilians, according to Quetta Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Ghulam

Azfar Mahesar.

Media at the blast Scene

“The explosion took place near the police truck due to the impact [of the blast

the vehicle which was on its way to provide security to police workers toppled and fell into a ditch,” the official said while speaking to media at the blast site.

A police truck, on the way to provide security to police workers, toppled after a suicide blast in Quetta’s Baleli. Photo by Ghalib Nihad
He said that a total of three vehicles were hit in the blast the police truck,

a Suzuki Mehran and a Toyota Corolla. “Looking at the crime scene and given that the truck toppled, it is estimated that 25 kilograms of explosives were used [in the blast]

Mahesar added that the wounded have been moved to the Civil Hospital Quetta.

Quetta Senior Superintendent

Earlier, Quetta Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Abdul Haq Umrani told that the blast site has been cordoned off and an investigation has begun.

Meanwhile, Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, in a statement,

condemned the attack and instructed authorities to provide the injured persons best treatment facilities.

Balochistan’s determination

He also promised that such “cowardly acts” would not dampen Balochistan’s determination to establish peace.

“All the elements involved in the incident and will be brought under the grip of the law,” Bizenjo added.

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We will strive to ensure timeliness and accuracy by relying on credible sources such as concerned, qualified authorities and our staff reporters.

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